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It was the final week before exam break for many college athletes with ties to Hillsborough. It was also time for a Hillsborough-native to make a much-anticipated move up the college football coaching ladder.

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After Cleveland defeated Hillside on Friday night in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3AA State Football playoffs, the fall sports season officially ended in the Big 8 Conference. The All-Big 8 teams for fall sports were announced Monday morning:

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The ingredients for the Orange Wrestling team winning its ninth Jim King Invitational Tournament are the common things that have built the program: hard work, focus on technique and teaching.

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What’s it like to document a football team when you know nothing of the sport? 

This week’s Cedar Ridge Red Wolf of the Week is senior wrestler Darius McLeod. On Saturday, McLeod finished 2nd in the 132 pound weight class at the Red Wolf Invitational at Cedar Ridge High School.

With most wrestling programs, if they lose eleven starters coming off consecutive team regional championships, they find the cupboard bare at some point.

There were plenty of smiles on the faces of the Cedar Ridge men’s and women’s cross country teams as they concluded their season at the 3A State Championship meet.

In colleges across the country, winter sports season is underway. Several former Orange and Cedar Ridge basketball players and wrestlers are starting the next phases of their careers. Elsewhere, several local soccer and volleyball finished their seasons over the weekend.

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Olivia Ward ended tennis season playing for a state doubles championship. It was a long way from where she started it.

There's something to be said for knowing how to win. On Monday night, the Orange junior varsity football team found that valuable tool to continue its dominance over Cedar Ridge.

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Among the most famous headlines in sports journalism history is “Harvard Beats Yale 29-29,” depicting the Crimson's near-upset of the Bulldogs in 1968.

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On a night that included a broken scoreboard, ten unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and one ejection, things were tense enough between Hillside and Orange without a confusing finish.

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The last time Orange defeated Southern Durham at Auman Stadium, Ronald Reagan had just started his second term in the White House, the top grossing movie at the box office was “Commando” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and the #1 song in the country was Jack Parr's “St. Elmo's Fire.”

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In June, Nigel Slanker’s freshman year at Orange High wasn’t even over yet and he had already mapped out his goals for the next academic year. 

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In 2017, the Hoggard Vikings bused down I-40 West to Hillsborough and ended Orange's 21-game nonconference regular season winning streak. On Friday night in Wilmington, they ended possibly the most impressive streak in Orange history.

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A funny thing happened to Bryse Wilson’s homecoming at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It got rerouted to Pittsburgh so he could achieve his dream.

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20-year-old righthander and Orange High alum Bryse Wilson will make his Major League Debut tonight for the Atlanta Braves, say sources close to his family. 

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Chapel Hill High School follows in the footsteps of Cedar Ridge High School, announcing they will not field a varsity football team this upcoming season.